Neoprene is a type of synthetic rubber also known as polychloropene. Unlike plastics, neoprene doesn’t have a specific recycling stream, so when you dump a used wetsuit, especially an older one, the fabric can’t be re-used like plastic bags.
This would mean waste-processing companies would burn the materials and the remaining material would be stored at a dumping ground. We as Magic Marine have decided that we want to give neoprene a second life. To do this we found a better destination for used wetsuits than a dumping ground and arranged a discount for everyone who helps reducing our footprint: Let's bring the old to the new!
25% DISCOUNT FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
When customers bring their old wetsuit to one of our Magic Marine dealers when buying new neoprene product(s) they receive 25% discount on the retail price of their new item. The only rule is, the customer needs to buy a similar product to apply for the discount. Bringing in an old Long John means buying a new Long John, bringing a Neo top means also buying a Neo top. The old gear doesn’t necessarily need to be from Magic Marine but can be any brand. The team of Néocombine gives the used wetsuits a second life by making beach accessories out of it during a 100% French hand made process.
Expected effect: reduce the ecological impact of neoprene products.
Max Blom, CEO Magic Marine:
"WE EMBRACE INITIATIVES LIKE NEOCOMBINE TO MAKE STEPS WITHIN THE RECYCLE PROCESS"
"As an international operating company we feel it’s extremely important to reduce our ecological footprint. We embrace initiatives like Neocombine to make steps within the recycle proces of Neoprene products. It’s important to think ahead and put energy in making Magic Marine more and more sustainable over the years without losing any quality for the customers!"
Founded in 2009 on the French West Coast in Guérande. Néocombine is now implanted in the city of Bordeaux. The brand recycles old wetsuits and manufactures accessories (bracelets, key rings), giving a second life to Neoprene following a 100% French hand made process. The goal of Néocombine: turn the deep black Neoprene into colourful cool accessories for the beach.